SARASOTA, Fla. — More than 150 representatives from Chris-Craft dealerships in the United States and around the world gathered here during the weekend for the opportunity to test the boatbuilder’s entire fleet, including the new flagship Commander 42 and the new Calypso 30 dual console.
Chris-Craft was formed in 1922 in Algonac, Mich. By 1927 it was the largest builder of mahogany powerboats, but it transitioned to fiberglass in 1971. The company was purchased by Stellican Ltd. in 2001, and it builds bowriders and cruisers from 20 to 36 feet.
Chris-Craft said Gavan Hunt joined the company as vice president of sales.
Chris-Craft said today that it will reclaim one of the most famous names in its 142-year history when the all-new Commander 42 makes its debut at the builder’s 2016 dealer meeting in July.
Over the Top, a 21-foot 1961 Chris-Craft Continental, will be at Auctions America’s Fort Lauderdale sale from April 1-3.
Chris-Craft is moving into the bicycle market with what it is calling a new line of “retro-modern lifestyle bikes.”
Chris-Craft is introducing the Calypso 26 at the Nov. 5-9 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.
A classic boat is being brought to life again at a Florida marina and boatyard.
Simrad Yachting said it has an agreement with Chris-Craft to offer dual Simrad NSO evo2 multi-touch, glass bridge navigation systems on the Catalina 34 model of Chris-Craft center console powerboats.
Chris-Craft entered a multistate distribution agreement with OneWater Marine Holdings LLC.
About 120 Chris-Craft dealers and owners this weekend got a chance to peruse the Sarasota Fla., builder’s 2014 lineup with a private in-water showing and sea trials.